Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 325-342 of 1,573 items.

His Dark Materials (stage version)

A two-play dramatisation of Philip Pullman's extraordinary award-winning fantasy trilogy, first seen at the National Theatre.

Singular Male Voices

Three plays for one (male) actor, each giving voice to a character in extremis.

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A Number

A fascinating meditation on human cloning, personal identity and the conflicting claims of nature and nurture.

East/West Quartet

Four plays - spanning a decade - from the leading Chinese-American playwright.

The Small Things

A fierce and devastating fable about enforced silence.

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The Princess and the Goblin

A rich and magical play for all the family, from a master of storytelling.

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Merlin the Magnificent

The story of King Arthur, Merlin and the sword in the stone, retold by Scotland's leading writer of plays for children.

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Puss in Boots

A brilliantly inventive version of the classic tale, from the 'master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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The Snow Queen

A superb children's play, drawn from the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by the 'master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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Satin 'n' Steel

A comic two-hander about the irresistible allure of showbusiness, from the author of Be My Baby.

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One Day All This Will Come to Nothing

A dark, twisted, captivating play about living with loss.

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Improbable Frequency

The smash-hit musical comedy of spies, double agents and the laws of improbability.

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Port Authority

A wry, moving, funny tale of how modern man faces up to the responsibility of love, woven in monologues, from the multi-award winning author of The Weir.

The Sugar Wife

Love, lust, prostitution and slavery in a 19th-century Quaker household. Winner of the 2006 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Good Things

A bittersweet romantic comedy about finding love later in life, from 'Scotland's greatest living dramatist' Scotland on Sunday.

stoning mary

Mysterious yet compelling, bewildering yet intoxicating, a play that mixes poetic rhythms with vernacular phrases, rap-song repetitions with complex psychology.

Northanger Abbey (stage version)

A delightful stage version of Jane Austen's earliest novel, her mock-Gothic Romance.

Chimps

A blisteringly funny black comedy about the perils awaiting any unsuspecting home-owner.

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